Do Mammograms Hurt?

Do Mammograms Hurt?

Excessive breast compression during mammography may not improve image quality and cause unnecessary pain.

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I started talking about false-positives. That was the topic of my last video. This is the 6th in a 14-video series on mammograms. If you missed the first 5, check them out:
• 9 out of 10 Women Misinformed about Mammograms ((
• Mammogram Recommendations – Why the Conflicting Guidelines (
• Should Women Get Mammograms Starting at Age 40? (
• Do Mammograms Save Lives? (
• Consequences of False-Positive Mammogram Results (

Stay tuned for:
• Can Mammogram Radiation Cause Breast Cancer? (
• Understanding the Mammogram Paradox (
• Overtreatment of Stage 0 Breast Cancer DCIS (
• Women Deserve to Know the Truth About Mammograms (
• Breast Cancer and the 5-Year Survival Rate Myth (
• Why Mammograms Don’t Appear to Save Lives (
• Why Patients Aren’t Informed About Mammograms (
• The Pros and Cons of Mammograms (

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